Great Example of Heart and Courage
When Big Mike Palcic learned that he would require a liver transplant he remained as positive and as jovial as always.
This from Mike, “I left home September 25th to be close to the transplant center. You must be within a ‘4-hour radius’ of the hospital when an organ becomes available.
I received the call for transplantation on Monday, January 7th at 7:00 AM and was in surgery that afternoon, three and a half months after arriving in San Diego. When I get home on April 3rd it will have been over 6 months of adventure for me.”
Upon completion of the surgery Mike sent me this photo saying, “I have been permanently branded as a Mercedes Guy.” I was inspired by his positive attitude, and asked him for permission to share his lighthearted approach to this very serious situation with others, and he readily encouraged me to do so.
New Man Indeed
Mike earned the title “Big Mike” by getting up to around 375 pounds. I got this photo today of Mike showing him as a “Dapper Dude” 150 pounds lighter.
As Julia left San Diego, she and Mike struck this classic pose. The world would be a much happier place if everyone could approach life’s situations with humor and a positive attitude.
FOLLOW UP PHOTOS:
If approached by weirdoes on the street, I inquire, “Now, Boss?”
He softly replies, “No, not now, Guido.”
“The Flowering Pear trees were in full bloom when we got to Balboa Park.”
“NO NO MIKE; DON’T DO IT!!!”